Top 5 Best Flat Iron Hair Straighteners | 2017 Reviews
The necessity that is the flat iron hair straightener have littered the market today. Some are authentic and some are sub-standard and it is very tempting to think that any brand (or lack of it) will get the job depending on the techniques that we know. Word of advice is, “we don’t have to be that careless”. Our hair may be having the worst condition without any obvious signs that our eyes could see.
What’s happening to our locks on the molecular level are things that may be the cause of major hair problems in the future, problems that might be beyond repair. Options for a good flat iron are too many that deciding what to buy and use could be hard.
There is no one product that could satisfy every type of hair. Different lifestyles and hair types definitely needs to only access what is the best flat irons that could function and help you look stylish and put together. Ceramic hair straighteners are the go-to types nowadays simply because they give the promise of efficiency and care that we basically need from this tool. With a little research and some help from fellow women who loves to use flat iron straighteners, we could have that priced possession that will accompany us on our daily grooming.
Like any purchase that we do, we ask ourselves what do we look for exactly when deciding which hair straighteners are best for our hair? We have 5 great finds on this list that may help you decide what suits your needs best.
Quick Comparison Table
Remington S8510 Anti Frizz Therapy Straightener
ghd Professional Gold Styler Iron
CHI Original Pro 1" Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener
Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Ionic 1" Styling Iron
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron
Titanium infused plates
Infused with black tourmaline
Remington S8510 Anti Frizz Therapy Straightener
This flat iron is made of 1 inch floating ceramic plates that emits micro-conditioners to the hair as we use it. The plates are infused with micro-conditioners giving the hair very good care while ironing it. The conditioner is then left on the hair leaving a glamorous and healthy shine. Some of the ceramic plated flat iron straighteners may give the shine and softness while the heat is still there but makes the hair frizzier as the heat runs out and the locks cool down. The Remington S85510 Anti Frizz Therapy Straightener shows a different result where shine and smoothness is actually improved after the hair loses the heat from the iron.
The temperature setting could be put to a maximum of 450°F and is shown on a digital display. The On and Off switch and the buttons for the temperature adjustment are neatly located on the sides without protruding from the whole iron’s body. This iron has a very sleek design which makes the iron a really great tool for everyday use. The iron has a curved tip so, sliding it in a narrow cylindrical casing and stashing it in a bag is hassle-free. Neat and nice! This iron is so attractive that using it every day is so fun!
We like the 30-second heat up time that makes the wait a bearable process. Right after turning it on, the iron is ready before you even know it. The heat from the plates is not the vibrating scorch that some irons emit denoting evenly-heated ceramic plates. The even distribution of the heat will tell us that our hair is safe during styling. The same heat-up time and even distribution may also be present on some products but the Remington’s clean and simple appearance gives it an extra “safe” feel.
We love the function, we love the style and we love that it takes care of the hair while we are doing the inevitable styling. Ironing could take a toll on our locks but thanks to the Remington S8510, we could worry less of the unspeakable damage heat could bring to our precious crown.
Details of the Remington S8510 Anti Frizz Therapy Straightener
The GHD Professional Gold Styler iron claims to be one of those professional flat irons, and for a good reason. This iron could straighten and curl and with good results. However, we could leave the curls out for this article and would want to check further what its straightening capability is.
This iron is obviously heavier than other straightening irons but still has the 1 inch width plate like what most has. The weight contributes to the styling capability of this tool because of the added pressure it could put to the locks once the clamp is closed and hair is clipped in. For those who frequents the salon, we could attest to the kind of tools our stylists use and prove that their equipment seems heavier than what we usually buy for home use.
The packaging is also amazing. Even if we cannot judge the iron by its packaging, it is still nice to have your product in a sophisticated black and gold box fit for the queens in us and our royalty worthy crowns. The luxurious gold is also the color of the ceramic plates which are contoured in place on the iron. This gives styling a smoother experience preventing tangles and unwanted hair breakage.
Packing this iron for a weekend getaway or just stashing it in the office or in your car will not be a problem. You won’t worry about the iron lying open anywhere with its protective cap that will safely clip close the clamps when we are not using it.
The iron will easily heat up in 30 seconds, after which, it is ready for styling. We love that the On and Off switch is safely tucked away from where we hold the iron while doing those perms. This design makes it impossible for any accidental switching off to happen as it is secured in between the clamps just below the gold plates.
The GHD Professional Gold Styler Iron gives the look that you want and a great weapon to add in your beauty arsenal. It is number 2 on our list because it is a bit on the heavy side in comparison to most irons for personal use but will definitely give the deliver the results we want from a hair straightener.
CHI Original Pro 1" Ceramic Ionic Tourmaline Flat Iron Hair Straightener
We love ceramic plates on our hair straightening iron but we would definitely love more the one infused with tourmaline. The CHI Original PRO have ceramic plates infused by tourmaline for a fast-heating and even heat distribution. The presence of tourmaline makes the material more durable and easier to transfer heat on the whole plate while the ceramic part ensures an even distribution of heat. This combination makes a perfect setting for hair care and also, smoother glide while perming the hair. For those with fine hair, this iron does not burn vulnerable hair but instead seems to adjust to the type of locks we have. The heat emitted from the plates straightens the hair out without producing that burning hair smell which is, of course, a sign of your hair actually being scorched to brittleness.
Aside from the great work the plates provide for heat distribution, we could easily change the temperature of the iron by its switches safely located in between the clamps. Along with all of the buttons of the tool, the temperature adjustment is placed where it will not be in the way of our grip while styling. It also has digital display where we could make sure that the iron is set to our preferred temperature. More to the temperature setting display is the “Mode” button where the mini screen may change from Green, Blue and Red denoting the 3 temperatures for different hair types. The maximum temperature could be set to 420°F.
We have to admit that we often seek the wisdom of other hair straightener reviews from the internet. The good news for CHI is that reviews are mostly, if not all, favorable regarding how this tool functions and its hair care abilities. The titanium flat iron makes impressive results.
The CHI gives is a classy looking tool thanks for its sleek black design and simple functions that makes our styling easier. It has the swivel cord and a cloth wrap where we could neatly tuck the iron and stash it without looking messy. It is a pleasing tool both on the eyes and on the experience. It is third on our list because it usually takes up to 2 minutes to properly heat up.
Details of the CHI Original Pro 1" Ceramic Ionic Tourmaline Flat Iron Hair Straightener
SEDU has a line top rated flat irons and the Revolution Tourmaline Ionic model has 1 inch plates and looks sleek and smooth. True to its appearance, the SEDU Revolution Tourmaline Ionic styling iron has that extraordinary smoothness that you feel as you glide it through your locks. The plates have curved edges as well as the outside of the barrel making straightening and curling a pleasant process.
The smoothness may be due to the material of the plate which is ceramic infused by tourmaline. Tourmaline is a semi-precious stone known for its metallic contents that are great heat conductors. The ceramic plates are coated with black tourmaline and is a good hair straightener for any types of hair. The temperature ranges from 140-450°F which is the usual range of flat irons and ideal temperature settings for different types of hair. It is also one of the fastest heat up which is 25 minutes unlike the usual 30 minute wait time for most hair straighteners.
The iron may look bulky and it will be easy to assume that it will not be comfortable holding it and twirling it around the head. However, the iron is actually easy to hold with its matte finish that will help us avoid slipping while styling and with its weight which is 1 pound, it makes it the lightest iron on this list. It is a evenly rounded from bottom to tip giving us more freedom to position our hand the best way in any angle. Getting the hair done around the head is hassle free with the swivel cord that doesn’t tangle.
We give it a thumbs up for portability due to its light weight and sleek design. The downside is that it comes with a 120 V power supply and, needless to say, can only be used in countries approving or using this voltage only, which is why it is our number 4.
Despite the lack of flexibility for the power supply, we give SEDU Revolution Tourmaline Ionic 2 thumbs up in design and function. We love the hair care technology that is the tourmaline coating which gives the experience of doing your hair very gratifying.
Details of the Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Ionic 1" Styling Iron
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron
Babyliss is a popular hair-tool brand and would usually appear on the list of hair straightener brands. This hair straightener is not but, definitely, not the least in terms of quality. It boasts an ultra-thin body that gives us immediate attraction to it because we love all things seek and sophisticated.
The barrel does not have a rounded back which the previous irons have. This one is rather focused on straightening the hair rather than having that dual-purpose straightening and curling abilities. The plates are 1 inch nano-titanium plates which emits negative ions that reduces frizz. The result is a smooth finish without the static that causes hair to stand after being exposed to heat. The plate is longer in length than the usual irons. It measures 5 inches for more coverage in one glide which is a good news for us who always seem to find a way to hurry. The ceramic heater makes heating fast while the titanium plates makes straightening smooth and leaves hair soft.
Temperature setting could be adjusted through the knob located on the side of the iron, and just below that is the On/Off switch. The temperature have 50 heat settings for more customized adjustments depending on different hair types. Friends with different hair types could share just this one tool, adjust the temperature depending on each hair type and rest assured that everybody could get the sleek hair they would want.
The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-plated Ultra-thin Straightening Iron is not as different as the straightening irons on this list but what we love about it is the simple look and good results. With an extra length for the plates for faster ironing, this could be a good hair straightener both for newbies or the pros looking for the perfect tool. It’s slim and light making it a sophisticated choice for most women while the straightening ability could do the job for both thick hair and thin hair. Just like almost all good and famous products, the BaByliss PRO wasn’t spared from copy cats so, please beware and be watchful of knock-offs. It is a little longer and may take up more space compared to the others, and the handle could be a little hot to hold, which is why it’s our 5th pick.
Details of the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron
The list of irons featured here are some of the most-wanted and the best flat irons currently available in the market. With the wide range of available options, we will not run out of ideas what to purchase to include in our daily beauty kit. For those who are just starting to try ironing their hair straight, the Remington is a good choice, while there is Sedu, ghd, CHI and BabyBlissPRO for the more experienced hair goddesses.
The main goal may be the same and that is to straighten the hair for a sleek look but, the process may not be the same for all tools. Hair care must always be present in a straightening iron’s features because once the iron-straightened hair is washed then dried, all that will be left is our sheer natural crown and what it’s got.